LOCATION: Repowered HQ, 860 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114
SUMMARY: The Work/Life Navigator is integral to fulfilling our mission of supporting individuals facing barriers to employment to expand their economic futures. The Navigator works closely with the 25-30 employees in our 18-month Work Readiness program to: assess immediate and ongoing needs for support; coordinate and develop services for Work Readiness employees through internal programs and with external community partners; and build the professional skills of Work Readiness employees through training and performance management. The Navigator works within a Work Readiness program team, which includes managerial and administrative support and close contact with Repowered’s human resources and finance team.
Work Readiness Employee Support
Cultivate relationship of mutual trust and respect with the workers in our Work Readiness program, which primarily employs people leaving incarceration or recovering from substance addiction
Meet regularly with each WR employee to assess their need for support towards attaining personal goals, including:
Secure food, clothing, toiletries, furniture, and other necessities
Access to physical and mental health resources
Connection to financial and legal resources
Ongoing education and job training
Connect WR employees to resources
Maintain an active list of external services and contacts for WR employees and facilitate employees accessing those services where needed
Promote existing relationships Repowered has with community partners that provide services to WR employees and employment opportunities after completion of the program
Cultivate new community partnerships that benefit the WR program
Oversee collection and reporting of data about service usage
Coordinate and oversee Work Readiness hiring and onboarding process
Work with department supervisors to plan hiring new WR employees, including needed skill sets and timelines for start dates
Screen candidate applications and conduct interviews of WR candidates
Coordinate with HR to extend offers and get necessary pre-employment documentation
Lead two-week Work/Life orientation for all new WR employees
Oversee administration of all WR employee and application files in a centralized system
Adhere to privacy and other legal and ethical expectations with sensitive information
Develop a professional growth plan with each Work Readiness employee and document progress
Provide personal and professional development advice and resources to WR employees
Ensure WR employee rewards are distributed at program-specified points
Plan company celebrations of WR employee milestones
Oversee recording of all required participant data in the case management system
Coordinate and track WR employee certifications through North Star Digital Literacy modules
Support resume and LinkedIn profile creation when trainees are preparing for a transition to their next opportunity
Conduct exit and follow-up interviews with employees who have resigned or been terminated
Lead workplace training and development programming for all WR employees
Run weekly training session to develop work and life skills for WR employees
Collaborate with HR and EHS to develop training content on Repowered policies, procedures, and safety measures
Advance equity and inclusion efforts, including preparing WR employees to step into more responsibility
Acquire supplies and equipment needed for training efforts
Facilitate WR employee communication with leads and managers
Coordinate regular 1:1 performance review meetings with WR employees
Complete competency framework and performance reviews with leads and supervisors
Support disciplinary actions and escalation process guidance
Communicate changes in job duties, title, and pay to HR
OUTCOMES OF THIS POSITION
A work environment that promotes personal growth and well-being for all Work Readiness employees
Improved Work Readiness employee attendance, retention, and graduation rates
Lived experience and expertise in the challenges of re-entering employment and community after incarceration and/or a recovery program
Extensive knowledge of government and organizational services in the Twin Cities Metro Area
RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Experience working with and welcoming colleagues with diverse backgrounds
Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism at Repowered
Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
Demonstrated understanding of building relationships with employees and community partners
Experience working with Google Suite
Support of and ability to reflect the values of Repowered: Hope, Empathy, Growth Mindset, Interconnectedness, Safety, Stewardship, and Commitment
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION
Pay Range: $20 - $22/hr
Benefits: Full benefits package available after 60 days of employment including group health plan, employer HSA contribution, STD, LTD, and a retirement match. We also offer 15 days of PTO per year, paid holidays, free mental health counseling, and company apparel!
Vaccination Requirement: You must be fully vaccinated prior to your start date.
Classification: Non-exempt, according to FLSA guidelines.
Physical Requirements: The office environment includes regular standing, walking, and sitting at a desk, use of a PC, and occasional lifting of approximately 20 pounds.
Work Schedule: This is a full-time position. Core business hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position is not eligible for fully remote work.
This job description may not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Activities and responsibilities may change at any time.
Repowered provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Repowered is committed to valuing diverse experiences, including those of formerly incarcerated individuals, and individuals with arrest or conviction records. Fair Chance employment creates a better and more inclusive workplace for all of our employees, not just those with prior contact with the criminal legal system.
Repowered, a division of Jobs Foundation, is a growing 501(c)(3) social enterprise providing job training and practical experience for adults facing barriers to employment to prepare them to be more valuable employees with an expanding future. We accomplish this through recycling and refurbishing electronics at two Twin Cities locations.